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Holiday Shopping Gift Guide & Essentials

Greenwich Village is home to dozens of shops for last minute holiday essentials and gifts. Our holiday shopping guide will help you find everything you need, from the gifts of jewelry, restaurant gift certificates to balloons, flowers, food, and wine. Whatever you are looking for, we have got you covered.

Essentials for the Host

Agata & Valentina - 64 University Place

Specializing in artisanal food products imported directly from Italy including produce, pastas, meat and poultry, gourmet cheeses, coffee, and pastries, among others. They also have every ingredient needed for the holiday season. View their holiday catalog here.

Citarella – 424 Sixth Avenue

Citarella proudly offers the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. View their holiday menus here.

Lifethyme Natural Market – 410 Sixth Avenue

For vegetarians, vegans, or for those wanting the freshest organic produce for the holidays Lifethyme is essential. Their festive specials include fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and drinks. View their holiday specials here.

Some Good Beer & Some Good Wine – 9 & 13 East 8th Street

From rare and locally brewed craft beers to the finest international wines and bubbles, you will find something good to toast the season with at both these stores!


Give your festive feast some Japanese influences with Japanese sweets, snacks, and ingredients including Udon, Soba noodle, curryrice and other Japanese cuisines. Find out more here.

Village Party Store – 13 East 8th Street

Shop New York City’s official party headquarters for all your party needs from decorations, to balloons, to tableware, and almost every other conceivable party item, some you probably did not even know existed. View their online catalogue here.

For other food and drink stores across the Village, click here.

Holiday Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything

William Wayne & Co. – 40 University Place  

If you are struggling to shop for your friend or loved one who has, everything William Wayne & Co. will save you. With charming gifts for the home and individual from china to books, and fashion accessories, you will find the perfect gift. View their online catalogue here.

NuFrame Gallery – 109 West 10th Street

Give the gift of art and choose from dozens of paintings and photographs at NuFrame Gallery. They also sell gift cards if any denomination. Find out more.

C.O. Bigelow – 414 Sixth Avenue

America’s oldest apothecary will transport you to an age personalized attention and customized formulas. You will be sure to find the perfect gift of personal luxury among their wide range of skin care, bath & body products, and fragrances, View their online catalogue here.

Goods for the Study – 50 West 8th Street

In the ages of electronic communication, Goods for the Study has one of New York City’s finest ranges for handwritten communications. From fine stationary to writing implements. The artist in your life will love a gift from their huge range of arts materials and sketchbooks, alongside one of finest selections of greeting cards you will find anywhere.

St. Marks Comics – 11 St. Marks Place

This New York City icon is packed with classic and vintage comic’s books, toys, and collectibles. You will also find graphic novels, art-house publications, and manga.

For other holiday gift stores across the Village, click here.

Gifts Certificates for Restaurant Lovers

Amelie – 22 West 8th Street

Give an Amélie gift card and your friends will enjoy fine wines and hear French every night of the week. Amélie offers delicious French food to and an ambience to dazzle the senses. You can gift cards for any value, or cards for specific wines and dishes. Click here for their gift cards.

The Library at the Public Theater – 425 Lafayette Street

The Library is one of downtown’s best-kept secrets; tucked away on the mezzanine of the Public Theater.  The elegant restaurant and bar is named for the Astor Library and offers bar snacks, shareable plates, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Get the gift certificate here.

Loring Place – 21 West 8th Street

Give the gift of brunch, lunch, or dinner at Dan Klugers wildly popular Loring Place. The menu, comprised of small and large shareable plates, spotlights farms and farmers whom Kluger has gotten to know intimately over 20+ years of frequenting the Union Square Greenmarket. Get the gift certificate here.

NIX – 72 University place 

Nix features vegetarian and vegan dishes that are seasonal, shareable and highly flavorful. Innovative cocktails, house-made sodas and an affordable, adventurous wine list complete the menu. Give the gift of brunch, lunch, or dinner. Get a gift certificate here.

Otto – 1 Fifth Avenue

Serving classic Italian pizza and pasta by chef Mario Batali, house-cured meats, Italian and local cheeses, artisanal gelato, and boasting a 750+ all-Italian wine list. Get the gift card here.

For other restaurants across the Village, click here.

Gifts for the Wine Lover

Some Good Wine – 13 East 8th Street

Some Good Wine carries a handpicked selection of wine and spirits, emphasizing artisanal spirit over commercial appeal. Small production pride has caught the world by storm, and you will come to find new favorites to gift. View their entire collection here.

Waverly Wines – 394 Sixth Avenue

Well curated neighborhood wine store with a wide selection of popular wines and spirits.

B & S Zeeman – 47 University Place

From everyday wines to truly unique discoveries, there are ample selections of all major wine varieties from countries and regions from around the globe, at all price points. View their entire collection here.

St. Marks Wine & Liquor – 16 St. Marks Place

Find the perfect gift from a wide range of specialty selected wines and spirits, offering a wide variety of wine, including organic and biodynamic wines, as well as spirits that are crafted right here in New York City and the tri-state region. View their entire collection here.

Gifts for Furry Friends  

Doggy Style – 46 University Place

At DoggyStyle, you can find all kinds of stylish clothes for your dog, from cashmere turtlenecks, neon rain slickers, to puppy pea coats. The shop features jeweled collars, designer beds, and specialty dog-foods and treats.


Wagwear offers puppy chic in the latest colors with fully functional details and overall classic design one might find on the beaches of Martha's Vineyard or the streets of Tribeca. All of Wagwear's clothing and accessories are designed and made right here in NYC. View their online catalogue here.

Gifts for Jewelry Lovers

Lexie – 19 East 9th Street

A neighborhood 'living room' for Greenwich Village shoppers that features jewelry and accessories from up-and-coming designers and staple brands alongside a curated selection of denim. Shop the boutique here.

Deka – 28 East 10th Street

Unique jewelry from artisans and designers featuring mostly one-of-a-kind, with superior artisanship and different styles from minimal to embellished. Find the perfect gift among their selection of metals with precious and semi-precious stones curated into a most-desirable selection by the owners. View their online catalogue here.

ShopUntitled – 27 West 8th Street

Over 30 years offering a fashion fix for those who share the values of originality, creativity, and free mind. Alongside their range of unique forward thinking fashion is an extensive and original jewelry and accessories range. Visit their online catalogue here.

Ilana Fine Jewelry – 42 University Place

Serving the Village community for over 70 years tocks a unique collection of fine, vintage, and contemporary jewelry, including many unique rings, earrings, necklaces, brooches, bracelets, and cufflinks from the Victorian period to the present. Find out more here.

For other jewelry and accessories gift stores across the Village, click here.

For many other stores and gift ideas from fashion to flowers and much more, visit our Greenwich Village directory pages.

Holiday Shopping Gift Guide & Essentials


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